Sunday, 9 August 2009

The starting eleven for the super cup

Catalan sports paper Sport claims that this will be the team that will start the first leg game of the Spanish super cup against Athletic Bilbao next Sunday:



Valdés

Alves - Piqué - Puyol - Abidal

Xavi - Touré - Keita (or Busquets)

Messi - Bojan - Henry

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

Best squad possible...maybe playing Busquets as a defensive midfielder and move Toure in a more attacking role.

Anonymous said...

Iniesta ????

fcbee said...

Iniesta is injured.

El_Capitano said...

No Ibra??

barca4life said...

Ibra wont be back till after the 1st leg of the Super Cup. Maybe for the Gamper game.

fcbee said...

Injured. Are you following things, guys? Ibra and Iniesta will probably be back for the Gamper game.

barca nike said...

good line-up in general.

skanjos said...

i think maxwell is going to be used instead of abidal and busquets instead of keita.

groga said...

With the injuries we have, seems like the normal choice. Only doubts could be: "Abidal or Maxwell" and "Keita or Busquets".

But this also shows that the squed is quite short. We have these 13 guys plus Iniesta, Ibra and Marquez, so we basically have 16 guys we can count on (with still some doubts on Bojan and Keita). Very short.

barca4life said...

Pep says he'd rather have a smaller squad of 16 or 17 and steal a few players from Luis Enrique's team to make up the balance. I think we could see

Xavi Busquets Toure with yaya moving higher up the field.

buki said...

maxwell can play as left wing or midfielder so he can replace keita

Anonymous said...

Her are the list of MF player we have so far:


1Iniesta
2Xavi
3Toure
4Keita
5Busquets
6Dos santos(impressed me so i hope he get some minutes this season)
7Gudi

7 players covering 3 position ...

i hope barca swap Gudi + money for a CM and then we are really fine.

buj said...

Reasonably good line up. I prefer Busquets over Keita tho Pep may use him and maybe Maxwell some time in the 2nd half to take advantage of their freshness and Maxwell speed to push Athletic Bilbao back when they're already tired.

Anonymous said...

No suprises with that line up.

But next season will be crucial to Bojan. He finally needs to play up to his potential.

La Masia product or not, another ok-at-best season and he could be loaned out. There is Keirrison waiting for his chance...

Anonymous said...

Keita is amazing. Very underrated.

Anonymous said...

keita, no!
he has not adapted to our style of play well.
i prefer sergi by much.

Dimmu said...

Not really any suprises in the line-up.. I would prefer Busquets instead of Keita..

And like someone already said.. Bojan better show what he is capable off.. I know that he is only 18, but he is our reserve strikers and he should up hes level.

barca4life said...

here is where he said it

http://www.fcbarcelona.com/web/english/noticies/futbol/temporada09-10/07/n090720105986.html

In his first press conference for the 2009/10 season, Josep Guardiola reviewed the latest events at Barça. He described the team as “a joy” and said that he’d like to have “16 or 17 reliable players”.

Guardiola is happy with his squad but as manager he’s going to do some fine tuning. “The team is a joy, and if we can we’ll do some fine tuning. I’d like to have 16 or 17 reliable players to rotate and so people can’t guess our line-ups.” Pure Guardiola: sincere, direct and with humour.

After saying he’d like to have 16 or 17 reliable players, Guardiola admitted he preferred small squads: “I don’t want large squads like those at Madrid or Inter”. And he said that if necessary “I’ll nick some players off Luis Enrique” and rely on the Barça Atlètic squad.

peter said...

There just speculating like anybody else. We all know that Pep doenst decide until the last minute, and that not even the players know until maybe an hour before the game.

downcast97 said...

I think Barca board and maybe the technical staff are concentrating on two competition this season, most probably the CL and La liga. the board wants to seal their last year with making history, CL is most probably, thats why they shortened the squad, and need 16-17 reliable players. thats was my opinion only.

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